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Germany’s New Government Will Maintain Price Freeze And Slash Free Pricing Period

Big changes are in store on the drug pricing front in Germany. Further reforms could depend on who is appointed health minister.

Europe Germany

Voluntary Limits On Antibacterial Discharges Increase As Fear Of Resistance Grows

Pharmaceutical companies are ratcheting up voluntary efforts to control discharges of antimicrobials from their plants and those of their active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers so they won’t contribute to antimicrobial resistance. But will it be enough to fend off regulation in countries like India?

Outlook 2022 International

New Government Could Increase Pricing Pressures In Germany

Alexander Natz, secretary general of EUCOPE, warns that changes to a pricing and reimbursement system that has so far worked well, particularly for orphans, could dissuade advanced therapy medicinal products manufacturers from launching in Germany.

Europe Market Access

The Oslo Medicines Initiative: Keeping The Equitable Access Dream Alive

One year on from its creation in 2020, a European project with a “new vision for collaboration between the public and private sectors” has set its sights on getting stakeholders across the medicines sector to make firm promises on ensuring equitable patient access to costly new drugs.

Norway Market Access

CEO Pay Packages Expand in India But Ratio To Employee Earnings Hurts

Top executives at leading local and foreign drug firms in India by and large earned more in 2020-21, while differentials in CEO to median employee remuneration remained stark. With increasing scrutiny by shareholders and lawmakers, experts suggest that pharma should be more mindful of balancing “adequate” C-suite compensation and glaring inequalities.

Asia Pacific India

Medtechs Must Gear Up For New China Data Protection Rules

China ambitiously wants to champion domestic medtech manufacturers in the global market. It also needs to ensure foreign manufacturers do not sustainably dominate its home market – while also benefiting from their technical expertise, for the time being at least. Against that backdrop, new Chinese data laws are being eyed by global medtechs with a certain trepidation.

China Market Access

Vietnam On The Verge Of Change

Vietnam’s pharma market has seen constant growth over the last decade, driven by rising incomes and an aging population. Spending on drugs is expected to rise by more than 10% in 2021.

Vietnam Coronavirus COVID-19

Biotech Foundations: Networks And Lab Space Are As Crucial As Funding

BioInnovation Institute chief business officer Bobby Soni shares how the life sciences incubator sources entrepreneurs and science globally, and the range of tools it provides to translate this into commercially viable companies. 

StartUps and SMEs Financing

Lithuania Caps Off Decade Of Growth With Stellar 2020

Lithuania’s life sciences sector has harnessed the country’s talent, infrastructure and government support to realize a decade of unprecedented growth. With the industry now maturing, can the Baltic state overcome challenges to become a significant European player?

Growth Business Strategies

Is Now The Time To Build In China?

Deciding whether to build or rent development and commercial capabilities in China requires a deep understanding of the changing Chinese market. Individual product characteristics, and a management team’s tolerance for risk, should be used to determine which model can deliver the best results.

China Strategy

Finding Solutions For COVID Vaccine Distribution In Africa’s ‘Last Mile’

More COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to flow into Africa, as coordination between partner organizations and African governmental agencies improves. However, gaps remain in cold chain storage, information flow on the ground is lagging and vaccine hesitancy persists. Also, pandemic-related economic depression in some African countries is jeopardizing procurement and access to vaccines. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Middle East and Africa

Biotechs Choosing Brazil For Drug Development And Early Sales

Brazil has established an accelerated pathway for approval of drugs for ultra-rare diseases, encouraging development activity – but the definition of qualifying drugs is narrow. Expansion to include more treatments could boost clinical trials activity and companies’ overall development presence.

South America Business Strategies

All Change For UK Health Care: Global Medtech Keeps A Close Watch

Shaped by Brexit, driven by COVID, squeezed by budgets and being engineered for the future, it seems that almost every element within UK health delivery and market access is undergoing change. How should the medtech industry prepare, and will there be implications beyond the UK?

United Kingdom Market Intelligence

The Indemnity Calculus For Covid-19 Vaccines, India’s Path Ahead

Legal experts discuss the intricacies around pharma’s demand for indemnity, a key sticking point for supplies of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and the path forward for countries like India.

India Commercial

136 Years And Counting: Boehringer Ingelheim Sees Advantage In Private Structure

The family-owned German pharma dates back to 1885 and tries to keep up with its publicly traded peers by not mimicking everything they do, but with a “value by innovation” focus.

Companies Business Strategies

The Vital Role Of Start-Ups In Medtech Innovation

Focus On Switzerland – Part 4: The fragile nature of start-ups belies their value in medtech innovation, and they do not need unnecessary regulatory complications.

Switzerland StartUps and SMEs
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